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Welcome to Ideology, a podcast where we explore the power of ideas and look at the underlying intellectual and theological frameworks that have given rise to the contours of our modern society.

We chose "Ideology" for its etymology (idea, or pattern; + logos, or word/discourse). It is the science of ideas, the pattern of discourse that impacts how we perceive reality.

Our goal is to look under the hood and evaluate how the ideologies of the past have influenced where we are today. This is both a diagnosis but also a hopeful prognosis as we project forward into the future.

Ideology Drew Steadman & Mick Murray

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 85 Ratings

Welcome to Ideology, a podcast where we explore the power of ideas and look at the underlying intellectual and theological frameworks that have given rise to the contours of our modern society.

We chose "Ideology" for its etymology (idea, or pattern; + logos, or word/discourse). It is the science of ideas, the pattern of discourse that impacts how we perceive reality.

Our goal is to look under the hood and evaluate how the ideologies of the past have influenced where we are today. This is both a diagnosis but also a hopeful prognosis as we project forward into the future.

    The Abolition of the Telos - Rise & Triumph Part 2

    The Abolition of the Telos - Rise & Triumph Part 2

    In Episode 6 of Season 2, Mick and guest host Dr. Christina Crenshaw continue a review of Carl Trueman's Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, exploring the ideas of the past three centuries that have been influential in shaping the cultural landscape of today, and specifically the contributions of Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, and Sigmund Freud - how their combined thoughts went a long way toward abolishing traditional notions of human essence and purpose.



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    Episode notes: (see notes from last episode)

    • 45 min
    The Age of Psychological Man - Rise & Triumph Part 1

    The Age of Psychological Man - Rise & Triumph Part 1

    In Episode 5 of Season 3, Mick and Dr. Christina Crenshaw begin a deeper dive into Carl Trueman's book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self and explore the themes of psychological man, expressive individualism, and what it means to live in a society that no longer derives its justification from the transcendent.  



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    Episode notes: 

    - The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl Trueman

    - Strange New World by Carl Trueman 

    - Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity by Charles Taylor - 

    - A Secular Age by Charles Taylor

    - The Triumph of the Therapeutic by Philip Rieff

     - After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre

    • 38 min
    Recovering Our Purpose - Partnership with God in the World

    Recovering Our Purpose - Partnership with God in the World

    In Episode 4 of Season 3, Drew and Mick round out the theme of the first four episodes of this season by discussing God's action in the world via His partnership with us, His people.  Why would God choose to work with us in the first place?  Why is this idea significant for the believer?  Take a listen to hear more.



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    • 33 min
    Revival as a Sign of God Acting in the World

    Revival as a Sign of God Acting in the World

    In Episode 3 of Season 3, Drew and Mick explore historic moves of God as signs of God's direct action in the world, as well as the coherence of the Christian faith with historical events.  



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    • 39 min
    Does God Act in the World?

    Does God Act in the World?

    Building on last week's episode, in Episode 2 of Season 3, Drew and Mick explore various viewpoints that evaluate how we understand God's acting in the world.  How can we think about a transcendent, omnitemporal, sovereign God having a real bearing on the day-to-day events of our lives?  Take a listen to hear more.



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    Episode notes: 

    - Divine Agency & Divine Action (four volumes) by William J. Abraham

    - Miracles by Craig Keener

    • 32 min
    A Theology of God

    A Theology of God

    In Episode 1 of Season 3, Drew and Mick begin this new season of the show by discussing one of the most fundamental - but often overlooked - branches of theology: a theology of God.  What, or who, is God?  How can we know?  Take a listen to hear more. 



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    **New intro/outro music: Shadows by CHPTRS

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

brittbfowler ,

Well articulated

Profound podcast. Helps strengthen a christian’s worldview.

jt111011 ,

Love it.

I greatly appreciate and have thoroughly enjoyed how Drew and Mick make relevant theological and philosophical insights accessible to a normal person like me who is hungry for deeper things.

Michael Stephens___ ,

Great Overview

I really appreciate that Drew and Mick provide a nice overview of many topics. They’ve helped me learn about some topics I didn’t even know about, but found interesting, and then was able to go and dig deeper into those topics. They’ve also been helpful in giving me language for beliefs I’m growing into but didn’t know how to define. I would definitely recommend this podcast!

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